Logistics Co.'s No-Hire Clause Invalid: Pa. Appeals Court

Law360 (January 11, 2019, 6:59 PM EST) -- A Pittsburgh logistics company can't enforce part of a contract that bars a shipping company from hiring its employees, in part because its business interests are already protected by another clause barring the shipper from poaching its customers, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a precedential opinion Friday.

The precedential, en banc opinion said Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc., which connects companies with transportation firms to move their goods, can't enforce the no-hire provision in its contract with BeeMac Trucking LLC that prohibits BeeMac from hiring or soliciting any PLS employees, after PLS sued BeeMac and sought a preliminary injunction over...

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